Around the districts: Aghinagh, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid, Kilbrin and Kilcorney-Dromtariffe
Aghinagh - GAA Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of £4900 again this week, its serious money now folks, the numbers drawn 9 28 32.
£50 Norma Casey Cobh. £20 Conor and Mary Mc Carthy Castleview. £20 Xander Burns & J.Cs Macroom £20 Jason O Regan and Marie Noonan Cahirbaroule £20 Denis Twohig Horsemount.Next week's draw is in The Laine
Aghakeera Drama Group
The Aghakeera Drama Group are filling Halls and Community Centres all over Mid and West Cork with their recent Three Act Comedy 'I'm The One For You' by Jimmy Keary. Its' a very funny play, so if you see it advertised locally, be sure and go, if you want a good laugh.
Ballinagree School Cards
Results.1th Ger and Bosco Cotter 2th Jim Cooney and Con Kelleher Under the line Margaret and Denis O Driscoll.
The cards continue every Monday night in the School. about 8,45
Music in The Laine
Music in The Laine Bar on next Saturday night is with Con Twomey,
Cill na Martra
Réidh na nDoirí ar TG4
Thaisteal Úna agus a veain gorm go Scoil Réidh na nDoirí chun clár álainn a dhéanamh leis na daltaí mar chuid den clár, Ár Scéal ar Cúla na nÓg ar Tg4. Taispeánadh an clár ar an gCéadaoin 27ú Feabhra agus bhí gach mac máthair ag feachaint ar i Réidh na nDoirí. Rinne na páisti mosaic de capall agus léadh an scéal Fiannaíochta, Oisín. Tá moladh mór tuillte ag na daltaí, mar bhíodar cumasach, díograiseach agus séimh ar an gclár. Is féidir an clár a fheiscint ar Sheinnteoir TG4 fós.
Person of the month
After a spectacular 2018, this year is starting well for Seán-nós singer, Máire Ni Chéilleachair, as she is nominated as February's Cork Person of the month. It joins a long list of honours including TG4 Amhránaí na Bliana and Corn Uí Riada.
Along with the other 11 monthly nominations, she will contest Cork Person of the Year 2019 at the end of the year. Míle, míle comhghairdeas Máire.
Scór na bPáistí
D'éirigh thar barr le daltaí Scoil Lachtaín Naofa sa Leath Chraobh an Chontae de Scór na bPáistí an deireadh seachtaine seo chaite. Bhuaigh an Seit agus Donagh Ó Mainnín san Amhránaíocht Aonair. Beidh siad ag iomaiocht sa Chraobh ar an Satharn seo, 9ú Márta san Áras Éire Og sna hUamhanna. Gach ádh oraibh, a dhaltaí.
Féile Lachtaín Naofa
Keep Sunday, March 24, free to celebrate Féile Lachtaín Naofa. A parade will follow the 11.30 a.m. Mass with refreshments and entertainment in the Ionad Pobail later. Fáilte roimh cách.
Níor éirigh le uimhreacha 9, 26, 29 ná 32 aon buaiteoir don phota óir oll-mhór le €11,600 ann ar an Luan seo chaite in Uí Chriodáin. €100: Norma Ui Mhuimhneacáin, Droichid na Toinne. €40: Diarmuid, c/o Uí Mhurchú. €50: Muintear Uí Mhocháin, Gort an Éadan. €20: Jack Ó Mongáin, An Réidhleáin. €20: Siobhán agus cairde, c/o An Chrois. €20: Mícheal Ó tuama, Ínse Gheimhleach.
All singers, reciters and listeners will be most welcome at the fortnightly Singing Session in the Auld Triangle, Macroom on this Sunday, March 10, around 9 p.m.
In ionad Comhrá Gaeilge sa Leabharlann, Baile Mhúirne ar an Aoine seo, 8ú Márta ag 10: 30rn, beidh Joe Ó Críodáin ag canadh, ag scéalaiocht agus ag rá filíochta. Tá na baill ag súil le maidin siamsaíochta mar chuid de Seachtain na Gaeilge. Fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne ag an ócáid soar seo.
Monthly music session
March's Music Session jointly hosted by Acadh Aidhneeach and Craobh Lachtaín Naofa de Comhaltas in Murray's Bar, Macroom will take place on Tuesday, March 12, Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
Beidh ár bhfoireann fé 21 ag imirt Naomh Abán ar an Satharn seo, 9ú Márta ag 3in i gCill Mhichíl. Gach ádh oraibh lads.
Pilgrimage to Fatima
The Mid Cork Pilgrimage to Fatima will leave Cork on October 18 for three nights in Fatima with An tAthair Ó Briain as Spiritual Leader. Ring Pádraig at 087 2322505 for more information.
Roinn a haon chorcaí
Beidh Raonaithe Cairbhe ag teacht go Páirc Uí Chuana ar an Domhnach seo chun Cill na Martra a imirt ag 3ini Roinn a hAon Chorcaí.
A presentation of €1095 was recently donated to the Sonas and Suinhneas ASD unit in Clondrohid Nat. school. This money was donated by people who attended the 8 Monday nights of Operation Transformation in Clondrohid running track and also from contributions from the walk up the Curra road on Sat Feb 23. Some private donations were also received. A huge thank you to the committee of Yvonne and Fergal Kelleher, Teresa Twomey, Conor O'Leary, Richard Balfe, and Gobnait Kelleher. Well done all round.
Operation Transformation will continue for 4 more Monday nights. So come out and have some fun. Plans are being made to climb Mushera at a future date . Onwards and upwards !!!
IRD Duhallow Community meeting
IRD Duhallow will hold a series of community meetings during March and April to give people an opportunity to discuss their ideas and plans for their communities as well as hear of opportunities. The forthcoming Local and European Elections in May are an opportunity to lobby your public representatives when they come looking for your vote. You are invited to attend a meeting in your locality, all meetings will be attended by representatives of IRD Duhallow Board and Staff.
Meetings are to begin at 8 pm and will include a series of short presentations on the role and supports of IRD Duhallow as well as a workshop format that will ask communities what is important to them. This information will inform future planning for the area and it is important that the meetings are well attended in order to present an accurate picture of life in Duhallow/ Mid Cork . A brief Community survey will also be distributed as will details of the upcoming Day of the Regions Community Festival Project. IRD are asking that all groups, both young and old as well as those not involved in the community to attend so that they are best placed to support you.
The Meeting for Clondrohid Carriganima and surrounding areas will be held in the Community Hall Clondrohid on Monday Night April 1 at 8pm. Your attendance and support at this Community meeting is very important to the area going forward.. Please mark it in your diary. LINE DANCING : The organisers of this fun form of exercise would like to encourage everyone to come and join them in the Community Hall Clondrohid this Thursday night and every Thursday night from 7.30 to 8.30pm. Great company, great night assured.
CCM Active Retired
The last singing session took place last Monday night and was a great success. Million thanks to Fintan and to all who contributed to the great entertainment each night. . The next monthly coffee morning will be held in the Community Hall on Wednesday March 13. Some exercises will commence at 10am and the coffee etc will follow at 11am.All members welcome. Any member interested in going to the Sullane Players Macroom production of 'Things we should have said today' A comedy, in the Community Hall on Fri night March 29, should let Mary Keane, Helen O'Brien or Maria at Post Office know as soon as possible as the Committee are block booking tickets so as to have members all together to enjoy the production.
St Patrick's Day parade
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Carriganima will be held again this year but please take note it will be held on the Monday March 18. More details later. Set Dancing continues every Tuesday night, Bingo on Wednesday nights,Line Dancing on Thursday nights and Cards on Sunday nights.
REGISTRATION-Player Registration is now due and must be paid so that all players can be registered to ensure they are covered by the Players Injury Scheme for 2019. Saturday March 9 in the dressing rooms from 9.30am-11.30am. Tuesday March 12 in the dressing rooms from 8pm to 9.30pm All players must be registered in advance of any games or training sessions. Contact: James Kelleher Club Registrar 0870576720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOTTO-Results for Feb 27: €70 Dolores O'Leary c/o Marguerite; €20 Maurice Buckley, Nadd; Robert O'Riordan c/o Pat O'Brien; Nellie Dineen c/o Bingo; Kath O Leary, Kilmichael.
Kilbrin Community Alert are holding a meeting on tonight Thursday at 8pm in the Social Club. The Annual fee of €10 for BeAlert text messages will be collected on the night. Sgt. Dan Murphy, Sgt. John O Leary and Kilbrin Community Alert Garda Michael Mackessy will be in attendance. It's important that every household is represented at this meeting. Any concerns you have can be raised. Information on safety in the home, how to deal with door to door callers, bogus phone callers and many more topics will be covered. Please attend.
Kilbrin National School
Kilbrin national school will be holding an Open Night on Thursday 28th March, 7.00pm - 8.00pm., to introduce any new pupil to the school, to view our facilities and to meet the staff.We would be grateful if you would inform us of any new families or intending families in the surrounding areas. Everybody Welcome.
The next lotto draw will take place on Monday 11th March at 10.30 in the Social Club for a jackpot of €7,700. Tickets can be bought from club officers, at spar and from our new online system on www.kilbrin.gaa.ie. Please support.
Anyone interested in defibrillator training please contact Kilbrin GAA on 0899740093.
45 drive continues every Wednesday night at 9pm. Please come along and enjoy the evening. Just turn up on the night and you we will make sure everyone is sorted with a playing partner.
Bingo every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot is EUR 1,550. Bonus ball is EUR 60. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year.
The social club host a poker night every Friday night at 9pm. A league table is also starting which adds another element. Very enjoyable evening to be had and the local bus is running so call Anthony Ahern if you are interested.
Over-60s singing competition
Kilbrin has been nominated to host the heats of the over 60s singing competition with Paddy O'Brien. This will take place on Friday 29th March 2019 at the community centre. There will be a full supporting concert and the night will begin at 8pm sharp. This event was a great success last year and remember that it is held in aid of the Irish Heart foundation with MC Mr Paddy O'Brien. If you want to come along for the evening's entertainment mark it in your dairy.
Tír Na Nóg
The Tir na Nog group have a meeting next Monday at 11 am. Gardai are coming along to give a talk on security and crime prevention. The talk will include how to handle prank phone calls, bank account security, hacking plus many other pieces of advice. This will be a very beneficial gathering and is open to everyone so please come along next Monday morning.
Kilbrin Golf society
This years away outing has now been changed to 17th May 2019 playing Bantry Bay. Dinner B&B West Lodge Hotel & playing Skibbereen 18th May 2019. If anyone still wishes to travel please get your deposit of €50 paid to Mick Dennehy as soon as possible. Deposits are refundable up to 15/5/2019.
Last Wednesday saw confirmation day in Kilbrin for the children from Kilbrin and Ballyclough. 56 boys and girls got confirmed and they did so in the most beautiful of spring days. Bishop Crean celebrated the service with our own PP Father Michael Leader and his colleagues. The celebration was attended by a packed church and we would like to thank Bishop Crean and Father Leader for making it a very special occasion for the confirmation boys and girls and their families.
We would also like to thank the fabulous choir of children from both Kilbrin and Ballyclough schools, and their conductor, who added so much to the occasion. A big thanks is also due to everyone that worked hard to make the day possible. The people that helped clean up the village and prepare the church grounds. The flags, bunting and the superb flowers and artwork in the church and of course the altar servers.
Most of all memorable days like these are made possible because of the dedication of the pupils and their fabulous teacher's to whom we all owe a huge gratitude. Finally we wish the pupils of both schools all the very best marking this very important occasion and all the very best moving on to the next stage of their young lives.
Spring is upon us and we are looking to clean up our graveyard and keep it up to the standard that we would all like. As a result we are looking for volunteers to join the team for 2019. If anyone is interested in taking part please contact John Corkery at 087 2550340 or any other member of the committee. Can you do this as soon as possible as we want to get a rota in place for the year. The work has already started but it is never too late to join in.
As you may have noticed traffic calming measures are being erected through the village. We would ask that everyone show due care and patience while this work is ongoing. This will be of great benefit to the village once complete and make it much safer for residents and especially the school children.
We would like to thank the organisers of the teachers retirement function held in the social club last weekend for coming to Kilbrin to hold their night. A great night was had by all and we were delighted to host them and we would like to wish the teacher's all the best on their retirement.
Work will commence in the last week in March. We would like to thank everyone that contributed to this and it will be a great asset.
As you may have noticed the wall has been erected and we are looking to put features on it. As usual we are looking to the public for ideas so if anyone has ideas for features please contact the Kilbrin Community Council PRO on the below details.
The community council can be contacted at email@example.com if you have any queries. Also the PRO can be contacted directly at Bennymick1968@gmail.com if you have anything of interest for this column. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be delighted to hear from you if you have anything that you would like to share with the community at large. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to date.
Denis Horgan Bowling Club-Winter Competitions-Ned Kelleher and Mikie McAuliffe combined well together to record a last shot win over Eugene O Sullivan and Aaron Mackey. However in the next score, there was a reversal of fortunes, when O Sullivan and Mackey had a bowl of odds to spare over Kelleher and McAuliffe. Maurice Cashman and Mikie McAulife had a win over Danny Murphy and John Breen in a last shot play off. Aaron Mackey and Danny Murphy and Mikie McAuliffe had a last shot win over Ned Kelleher and Maurice Cashman and John Breen.
Parish retreat cancelled
Owing to circumstances the annual retreat to Ardfert is cancelled. We apologise to all our patrons and hope we can organise for next year.